Here is how I styled my friend Debbie’s office attire. She works in a creative field as a talented graphic designer for Mixbook, so I wanted this outfit to be fun yet professional. Since its spring, we went with a pastel purple blouse and cream boucle blazer. Next, a statement necklace pulls the whole look together for a feminine chic style.
Blouse: American Rag
Necklace: Bay to Baubles (available at Stitch Fix)
Pantone’s color of the year has already sprung mixed feelings on the color choice. Ironically this hue falls directly opposite last year’s color, Emerald (which was very popular), on the color wheel.
Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director, describes the color as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
Still, there are many ways to incorporate this trend to your style in tasteful ways. Here are some ideas for those of you who love, kinda sorta like, or dislike the trending color.
If you LOVE:
Commit to a full piece- a blouse, skirt, or dress. A bold color like this looks best with neutral colors or basic prints.
If you’re KINDA SORTA:
Just add a touch of Radiant Orchid using accessorizes. Paint your nails, throw on a scarf, add a necklace or ring. Or, work with colors around that hue- lavender, powder pink, etc.
If you HATE:
If this color is just not rocking your world, don’t do it! Fashion is fun, wear what makes you feel great, comfortable, and true to your personal style, not just because “everyone else is doing it.” 🙂
…here are some quick tips to take your casual look to dressy with a simple switch of a shoe and tie.
For a nice casual look: pick a solid sweater that can layer over a button up with some kind of print. Wear a shoe that compliments a neutral color in your printed top.
To dress it up: Switch out the shoes for a dressier pair, and add a tie to the printed top- but tucked behind the sweater. If your overall look has more muted colors, try adding a subtle pop of color with the tie. Simple and quick.
Last week continued the many creative fashion shows in San Francisco. Denise Berry attended & covered the show ‘Fashion Digitized.’
Keeping with the futuristic theme, I styled her in a structured top with strong lines, but still wanted that feminine touch. So, I chose this sequin vintage top with an asymmetrical hem. The look is a statement in itself so I chose a neutral patent heel and kept the jewelry to a minimum.
Denise Berry attended an amazing fashion show during San Francisco’s fashion week. I wanted to style her in something fun, classy, and high fashion.
I love this powder blue fit and flare dress. The color looks great with her skin tone, and the cut-out paneling gives the dress just enough edge yet still being very feminine. The heels are a black patent peep-toe platforms by Guess. Since the dress is a statement in itself, I wanted to keep the jewelry minimal; so I chose medium sized simple diamond earrings. Finishing off her look with a sleek high bun compliments the style of the entire outfit.
Auntie!! Or in my family, Zia:) My brother and sister-in-law are having their first little baby -baby girl that is! So oooof course, I got right to shopping for this little chica. Shoes, jackets, dresses..I can’t wait to see her in them with a little bun on her head and mini sunglasses! I could post tons of pictures of her future wardrobe, but to spare you, here is just one…for now;)
Here are behind the scenes pictures of Dee’s fashion photoshoot. I used makeup by Arbonne and Chanel. The dress is a chiffon high-low; ‘Serina’ boots from Alloy, fur vest with leather back, Ysl fedora, and a mix of gold and black jewelry. Photographers: Jonathan Scott Shensa and Valnie Huynh.